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The race card : a look at the use of race in American politics

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The race card : a look at the use of race in American politics

Published 1996

With each new election year, it seems as if the race card is dealt more frequently in political campaigns. This program will look at why American politicians use race as a way of dividing citizens in order to attract certain voters. The show will also provide stories of how the race card has been used in campaigns throughout U.S. history. Guests will peer ahead at the election year to project what racial code words and issues, like 'immigration' and 'welfare reform' will be used as candidates play the race card in both the North and the South. The guests include Mercedes Lynn de Uriarte, associate professor in journalism and Latin American studies at the University of Texas, Austin as well as Kenneth O'Reilly, author of 'Nixon's piano : presidents and racial politics from Washington to Clinton and Roger Wilkins, professor of political science at George Mason University.

The preservation of these tapes was funded in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and by listeners of Pacifica Radio in 2010. Preservation services provided by George Blood Audio and Video.

Source Pacifica National Programming
Contributor Pacifica Radio Archives


PRA Archive #PZ0284.04


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